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Nov 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
the battleground states? >> i see florida going to romney. although, i've got to say, romney is closer to losing florida than obama is close to losing ohio. now that tells you something. i think north carolina is romney's. i think, as i said, wis consin, ohio, and iowa are all going to go to obama. new hampshire is tight as a tick, it colorado is tight as a tick, nesad is obama's. and there we are. the rest aren't competitive. >> i would say this. as we look at this on election night early on, even if these states are close, even if obama wins a pennsylvania, minnesota, michigan, we may not know that right away because they're really close. i think they only break if there's a very giant wave, and frankly, none of us see that coming. >> schieffer: you think we're going to be there late. >> oh, yes. >. >> it depends what happens in florida. i think florida say toss-up, and if you look at the early vote, if if leans pretty heavily democratic and in a lot of the states where obama is ahead by a point or two, the early vote is democratic. the republicans caught up, but it's still democratic leaning.
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Nov 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
, 63% has already voted. in florida 53%. iowa 44%. and ohio 31%. john dickerson and i were talking about this earlier today. we could have most of the results already by the people that have come out early and that's why the campaigns spent so much time on getting out the vote early, this ground game on these early votes. >> pelley: we'll come back to you early and often. john dickerson is our cbs news political director. john is going to be showing us the various ways that the candidates can get to the 270 electoral votes necessary to twin presidency. john? >> well, first, scott, let's follow up on what bob was saying. we're going to dispatch with 41 of the states, the majority of the country cbs estimates based on the polling that those states are either going to go to barack obama or to mitt romney. that gives barack obama a start where he's likely to get 237 electoral votes, mitt romney is likely to get 191 electoral votes. so here we are at the beginning of the evening, nothing has been called, it's all possibility. so what is the easiest past for each candidate to get to that
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Nov 6, 2012 3:30pm PST
for the president, particularly in places like virginia, florida and, ohio. of course, scott, it's that turnout need will make the difference tonight. >> pelley: jan, thank you. now we'll switch to nancy cordes in chicago covering the obama campaign. nancy? >> reporter: scott, the president spent the entire day here in chicago. he did about a dozen satellite interviews with local t.v. stations from battleground states then he visited a campaign office where he dialed up workers and volunteers in other cities to thank them for everything that they've done. while he was there he told reporters he's feeling confident. >> i'm looking forward to the results and i expect that we'll have a good night but no matter what happens i just want to say how much i appreciate everybody who's supported me, everybody who's work so hard on my behalf and, again, i want to congratulate governor romney and his team for a hard-fought race as well. >> reporter: after that, the president hit the basketball court with aides and family and friends. it's an election-day tradition of his. we're told the president's team won by
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Nov 8, 2012 7:00am PST
artists mixed up. >> and all that matters. >> still waiting for the results to come in from florida. >> please don't pick on florida.bs >> you're only allowed to rning. campaign within 100 feet of a polling station. i saw countless signs telling me to vote for some guy named a krchltc acqui. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." as you wake up in the west we begin with what's happening in washington. captioning funded by cbs >>>p >>> one>>> one white captioning funded by cbs >>>p >>> one>>> one white house adviser said ifif republicans think the election doesn't change anything that would be unfortunate as both sides are already talking. >> good morning, norah. imagine that. wz has been holding its breath to deal with the fiscal cliff. once it became clear, principle actors began weighing in. phone calls to congressional leaders and among the major players in congress. the president returned to the white house wednesday night and the reality of governing in a bitterly divided washington. one day after the election -- >> compromise is not a dirty word. i'm willing to
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Nov 5, 2012 4:00am PST
hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. but if you haven't, there's still time. >> reporter: today he'll hit more swing states with ohio, wisconsin and iowa before heading home to chicago. >> after we've been through together, we can't give up now. >> reporter: mitt romney's bonanza included, ohio, indiana, iowa and pennsylvania. today he'll visit florida, ohio, virginia and new hampshire. >> if you're tired of being tired, not just tonight but all the time. >> reporter: both candidates saw huge crowds at their rallies and both realize at this point it's all about as getting as many people as possible into the election booth. >> that's what will decide this. there's very few if anyone decided voters left. >> reporter: that's a fact these candidates can agree with. >> we're no longer relevant. we're props. >> ultimately it's up to you. you have the power. >> reporter: a power voters will exercise tomorrow. and more than 27 million people have already exercised that. they have voted. terrell, their votes won't be counted until tomorrow. are you among
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Nov 5, 2012 7:00am PST
their final efforts. >> on sunday president obama campaigned in concord, new hampshire, hollywood, florida, cincinnati, ohio, and aurora, colorado. he begins this morning with a rally in madison, wisconsin. nancy cordes is there covering the obama campaign. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president is due to address this crowd in about an hour and a half. he spends this final day of the campaign in three key midwestern states. here in wisconsin, then in ohio, and iowa. if he sweeps all three of those states tomorrow, his victory is almost assured and campaign officials say they feel very good about their chances. >> hello, florida! hello, virginia! hello, ohio! >> reporter: crisscrossing the country in this final lap, the president told crowds of 10,000 and 20,000 that he is the same bipartisan hopeful truth teller they elected four years ago. >> you know what i believe. you know where i stand. you know i tell the truth. ♪ you make me >> reporter: in the closing days this campaign has taken on the era of a traveling concert. over the weekend katy perry, dave matthews
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
before the '08 election. they say those new voters plus apparent early voting leads in ohio, florida, iowa and nevada will put them over the top. mr. obama told a crowd of 23,000 in hollywood, florida, it's all up to them now. >> you know what i believe, you know where i stand. and you know that no matter what happens, i'll fight for you and your family every single day as hard as i know how. >> reporter: president obama will spend the last day of his last campaign in three midwest states, iowa, ohio and wisconsin. he said today that at this stage in the race he is merely a prop. and that the real stars of this drama are his get out the vote teams and the voters themselves, jeff. >> jeff: nancy, thank you. jan crawford now is with governor romney in pennsylvania. >> two more days! two more days and we can get to work rebuilding our country! >> two more days! >> reporter: in the crucial state of ohio, romney talked today in sweeping language about a brighter future. >> two more days we start rebuilding our country and restoring our confidence and renewing our conviction. confidence th
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Nov 22, 2012 5:30pm PST
growers in florida say it could happen because a disease with no cure is spreading through the citrus groves. as manuel bojorques reports, it's not just juice at stake. >> most of the fruit on the tree will not make it to the picking time. >> reporter: nick story has grown oranges in florida for 50 years, but now his 5,000-acre farm is under attack. this one is diseased. >> yes. >> reporter: how do we know that? >> we can cut across it, and we can see that the interior of it, the seeds in it are what we call dead and they will never mature. >> reporter: the culprit is citrus greening, a bacterial disease that kills orange trees by sapping nutrients. the insect came to florida with imported plant in 1998. the trees started dying in 2005. >> tree can be infected with this disease and not show symptoms for three years. so when we look at a tree that looks healthy today, we're not sure. we don't know. >> reporter: the industry estimates nearly half of florida's orange trees are infected. citrus greening has also been discovered in georgia, south carolina, louisiana, texas. >> we have lost
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Nov 5, 2012 5:30pm PST
, a university of oncinnati poll shows the president ahead 50% to 49%. in florida, a recent poll has him ahead by just two points. in wisconsin, the president hreds by three points. in iowa, the "des moines register" shows mr. obama up mr. oboints. and the colorado poll has him ahead by two points. our campaign 2012 team is covering. first we're going to go to nancy wedes with the president tonight. nancy? >> pelley: scott, after 100 rallies, the president holds his final one here in des moines tonight for two reasons: first, mostuse iowa is one of the battleground states the campaign inls most confident about sinning and second because, in many ways, this is the state that first catapulted him towards the president that upset win in the iowa caucuses five years ago. >> hello, colorado! hello, wisconsin! hello, ohio! >> pelley: president obama has sient the past 48 hours in seven maates, three time zones. >> are you fired up? areeporter: surrendering sleep and his voice in pursuit of a second time. >> this is not just a choice between two candidates and two parties, it's a choice between wo di
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00am PST
in the electoral vote count. the winner has been named in all states except florida which is still too close to call at this point. mr. obama has a 50 to 48% lead over republican mitt romney in the popular vote. both candidates spoke last night. romney appeared in boston. he said the election is over but his principles endure. president obama appeared in chicago to claim victory. he calls for reconciliation and a divisive election. he told supporters the best is yet to come. and cbs reporter bigad shaban joins us from chicago where the president, of course, is celebrating at the end of a campaign that lasted nearly two years and cost some $2 billion. bigad. >> reporter: good morning. here's where the president took the stage at half past midnight in his hometown of chicago. he was greeted by a crowd of cheering supporters but one of the first few things he said during his half hour or so speech is that he wanted to congratulate governor romney and paul ryan on what he described as a hard-fought campaign. in fact, later he said, we may battle fiercely but it's because we love this country dee
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Nov 23, 2012 4:00am PST
worsened in parts of the country. in florida, citrus growers face another problem a disease that's infecting their trees. and as manuel bojorquez reports it's spreading fast. >> most of the fruit that's on this tree will not make it to the picking time. >> reporter: he has grown oranges in florida for 50 years but now his 5,000 acre farm is under attack. >> this one is diseased. how do we know that? >> if you cut across it and we can see the interior of it, the seeds in it are what we call dead and they will never mature. >> reporter: a bacterial disease citrus greening, that kills orange trees by sapping nutrients. it's spread by an insect that came to florida with imported plants in 1998. the trees started dying in 2005. >> the tree can be infected with this disease and not show symptoms for three years. so when we look at a tree that looks healthy today we're not sure. we don't know. >> reporter: the industry estimates half of the orange trees are infected. citrus greening has been discovered in georgia, south carolina, louisiana and texas and california. >> we lost jobs. we l
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Nov 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
the outcome of the election, but president obama is the winner in florida. four days after the election, almost 100% of the votes have been counted. the florida secretary of state's office says the president has about 74,000 votes more than mitt romney. and that's about 50% of the florida vote. to romney's 49.1%. so that means the president won eight of the nine swing states. romney only took one. north carolina. the final electoral vote tally? 332 for president obama, 206 for romney. >>> well, now that the election is over, both the president and the republicans addressed the issue of the so-called fiscal cliff. spending cuts and tax increases that will be triggered if it's not resolved by the end of the year. >> we can't just cut our way to prosperity. if we're serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue. and that means asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. that's how we did it when bill clinton was president and that's only way we can afford to invest in education and job training and manufacturing all the ingredients of
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Nov 11, 2012 5:00pm PST
the african american community, there was an effort by republicans in states from pennsylvania, florida, ohio, to shrink the amount of days and ways in which african americans could vote. >> schieffer: you know, to me, most telling statistic in this whole race, dee dee, is when i read and learned from those exit polls that barack obama had won the cuban vote in florida. >> right. in florida. and the hispanic vote made up the entire marge nin florida, ended up being 73,000 votes. you can trace it a lot of different ways but that's one of them. that's pretty surprising. what the obama campaign will tell you, not only was their turnout operation every bit as good and better but their message was better. they won this because they appealed to middle class voters. they said who will do a better job taking care of people like you and middle cross voters resoundingly said yes. another thing john was alluding to, when you try to suppress the vote you try to-- it really makes them mad. and that helps to explain why so many people in the counties around cleveland, for example, why african american turn
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Nov 3, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. belue made the stop. the only loss on saturday night at home came against number 1 florida. 13-3. that was in 2009. >> gary: that was the tim tebow concussion game? >> verne: yes, it was. 2nd down and 8. under 10 to play. play-action again. mettenberger chased, fires. got it. landry. wow! >> gary: it will be 3rd and short. this was another story of the football game. opponents against alabama, as you look at this play-action pass, came into this game converting 1 out of 4. in this game, lsu is over 50%. they are 8 out of 15. while alabama is 1 for 8. it's the story of the game. >> verne: at the 25. 3rd down, 2. >> [crowd noise]. >> verne: didn't get it. >> gary: no. well left. rolled the dice. because a field goal makes it a 6 point game. >> [crowd noise]. >> gary: if they went for long yards. >> verne: we remember florida and lsu here. 2007. he went for it 5 times. >> gary: they will go wild cat. >> verne: it will be spencer ware. he is going under center. >> gary: i don't know. >> verne: i don't either. let's see. >> gary: i don't think so. >> verne: nick saban thinks they he
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Nov 5, 2012 12:00pm PST
campaign day in florida, where voters will help awarded biggest battleground prize. >> we can begin a better tomorrow, tomorrow and with the help of the people in florida, that's exactly what's going to happen. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: the republican nominee is on a final tear through the states that will decide who wins the white house. >> god bless the people of wisconsin. >> i need iowa. >> cleveland really does rock! >> reporter: president obama is spending the final hours of the campaign in wisconsin, iowa and ohio. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: and he is using star power to push supporters to the polls. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: today bruce springsteen joins the president on the campaign trail. >> i get to fly around with him on the last day that i will ever campaign so that's not a bad way to end things. >> reporter: the latest polls show the white house race is tied nationally. but in the swing states, the president appears to have a slight edge. pollsters believe the president is closer to the 270 electoral votes needed to win. that means he has to capture fewer t
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Nov 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
election day, florida made it official-- president obama is the narrow winner there. after counting proscrigzal and absentee ballots, florida's secretary of state says the president defeated mitt romney by some 74,000 votes, just enough to avoid an automatic recount. with his florida victory, mr. obama ends up with a final tally of 332 electoral votes to romney's 206. in parts of the northeast this weekend, patience with the slow pace of recovery from super storm sandy is running as low as gasoline and power. found of homes and businesses in new york and new jersey have remained without power tonight. on long island, hundreds of angry people demonstrated outside the headquarters of the local power authority for a second straight day. with utilities and public agencies strained to breaking point, volunteers are rushing to fill the gap. here's tony guida. >> reporter: 12 days ago, sandy slammed into the rockaways, the storm drowned everything here, except hope. >> you need help? your parents do. what's their address? >> reporter: jamie jord expan her sister, jillian, rockaways born an
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Nov 10, 2012 6:30pm PST
own hands. cbs 5, patrick sedillo. >>> not exactly the fiasco of 2005 but florida finally produced an official result for the presidential election of 2012. well. that means 29 more electoral volts -- votes for president barack obama. it was a razor thin margin. out of about 4.4 million votes cast the difference was just 74,000 votes. and that's less than 1 percentage point and it brings the president to 332 electoral votes to romney's 206. >>> the scandal that brought down cia director david petraeus allegedly started with harassing e-mails sent by his biographer and mistress paula broadwell to another woman. an official said the fbi investigated the e-mails and uncovered the relationship. they were concerned petraeus' computer was compromised. the observers say he resigned because he believed this was the right thing to do. >> i think there was probably a calculus on the part of the director's you know math here to say this will come out, some way, some time. not a time under my control and i've got thousands of employees who i hold to one standard and when it does come out they'
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Nov 13, 2012 4:30am PST
the headache for a florida family. it's all coming your way. before cold & flu season, help prevent with lysol disinfectant spray. and use the lysol no touch hand soap for 10 times more protection with each wash. this season, a good offense is the best defense. lysol. mission for health. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. the owner did not notice itn he rushed his son off to sc. but later he discovered a bg chunk of his front lawn was missing. and s . >>> this is in central florida. the owner later discovered a big chunk of his front lawn was gone and since then it has more than doubled in size. geologists in florida examined it. that's safe. not sure what caused the hole in the first place, but he's got some issues. >> no kidding. how do you even start to fill that in. no kidding. >>> time now is 4:42. let's get a check with lawrence. >> how could he not notice it, though. >> to see stuff like that show up. they have a lot of limestone under the ground. that's the reason they get caves. that's what happens. outside today we have mostly clear ski
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Nov 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
, after campaign iing i florida on wednesday. jan crawford filed this report this morning as the romney campaign headed north. >> to say that the hurricane threw a wrench in the presidential election is really an under dstatement. think about it. less than a week to go, the race this tight. both sides suspending campaigning and romney yesterday back on the campaign trail but muting his attacks on the president. and the president yesterday getting to do something romney could not. act as comforter in chief. >> we're going to help you get it all together. i promise, you're going to be okay. >> reporter: he met with victims and officials, reassuring that the government will be there to help. >> we're going to get this whole thing -- we're going to get this whole thing set up. >> reporter: at his side republican governor chris christie, a romney supporter. to show he was moving beyond partisan politics. >> he has been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm. >> reporter: back on the campaign trail, romney toned down his criticism of the president,
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Nov 6, 2012 7:00am PST
of florida on wednesday, it's expected to hit new york and new jersey. >> new orleans wins at home. philadelphia needed a win, didn't get it. >> are your hometown chicago bears good enough to win the super bowl? >> yes, they are. >> you have a favorite team? >> new england patriots. and i take full personal responsibility for their two super bowl wins. >> is it true you did some shows with no audience? >> yes. >> what was that like? >> about like tonight. >> and all of that matters. >> your voting isn't just a right. it's also a couple hours off from work tomorrow. >> did you go to the polls and vote yet? >> yes. >> was it exciting? >> it was a blast. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." this is the day when voters choose the next president of the united states. as you wake up on the west coast, polls have now opened across the country. millions of people have already voted, many states predict a record turnout and the outcome is expected to be extremely close. >> three new polls of likely voters have just come out. one of them has governor mitt military leading by
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Nov 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
gamble. and we asked anna werner to look into that. >> reporter: florida sold 20,000 powerball tickets a minute today. >> i'm going to pay for hers, but lisa metzler didn't buy one. it's been a tough road for you, hasn't it? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: the letter carrier is fighting an addiction to gambling that cost her $70,000, as much as $10,000 on scratch- off lottery tickets. what did gambling do to your life? >> gambling flipped my life upside down. i shut out my family. i shut out my friends. it was all i wanted to do. >> reporter: you were hooked. >> i was hooked from day one. >> and they meet wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. >> reporter: metzler got help after she called this hot line run by the florida council of compulsive gambling, but last year, florida cut its budget by $1.5 million while spending $30 tellion on lottery advertising. pat fowler heads the council. >> a lot of the funding that our organization received was utilized for marketing and outreach because we know that's how we get help to the people who need it. >> reporter: six states have cut help for compulsive gamblers a
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Nov 29, 2012 4:00am PST
warner tells us for some it has a danger. >> reporter: florida sold 20,000 powerball tickets a minute. but lisa didn't buy one. it's been a tough road for you. the letter carrier is fighting an addiction to gambling which cost her $70,000, as much as 10,000 on scratch off lottery tickets. >> what did gambling do to your life? >> gambling put my life upside down. i set out my family, i set out my friends. it was all i wanted to do. >> you were hooked? >> i was hooked from day one. >> reporter: she got help after she called this hotline run by the florida council on compulsive gambling but last year florida cut its budget by a million and a half dollars while spending 30 million on lottery advertising. pat fowler heads the council. >> a lot of the funding that our organization received was utilized for marketing and outreach. because we know that's how we get help to the people who need it. >> reporter: six states have cut help for compulsive gamblers as they expanded gambling. new york cut 41 programs. but spent $85 million advertising its lottery. >> yeah that kind of rich. >> reporte
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Nov 4, 2012 8:30am PST
and could come down to one state, but which one, florida, virginia, or-- >> i think you may have noticed everyone paying's a lot of attention to ohio. >> schieffer: and them there's the wild card. what will the impact that the super storm that destroyed parts of new jersey and plunkedly the lower half the manhattan into darkness have the race? we've got the latest on hurricane sandy damage,en and this we'll turn to the best of the best political remembers, analysts and race watchers to give us their take on the presidential race. we'll start with peggy noonan of the "wall street journal." dee dee myers of "vanity fair." richard lowry of the "national review." harvard university's david gergen. and our own john dickerson. then we'll talk to stu rothenberg of the stu rothenbe rothenberg political reports. allen stanford of the university of virginia center for politics, democratic pollster anna greenberg, and republican analyst leslie sanchez of the impacto group. and our own cbs news elections director anthony salvanto. we're coming to the end of the campaign 2012, and we've got it all on
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Nov 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
the presidential contest in florida, but even without florida mr. obama has 303 electoral votes-- well over the 270 needed for victory. mitt romney ended up with 206. this is the popular vote total. they're still counting, but the president is ahead by nearly three million votes. in his victory celebration last night, the president said "the best is yet to come." he's been calling congressional leaders, and both the president and republican house speaker john boehner are talking about a new spirit of cooperation. but there are battles ahead and we have a team of correspondents covering this fresh start with old players in washington. first, nancy cordes with the president. >> reporter: the president and his family boarded air force one in chicago this afternoon after a visit to campaign headquarters where president obama embraced his campaign manager, jim messina, and elated staffers and volunteers. despite all the talk beforehand of a razor tight race, in the end president obama captured all but two of the states he won in 2008. i just spoke with governor romney and i congratulated him and paul ry
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Nov 8, 2012 4:00am PST
don't believe it then i won't be able to be a republican. >> reporter: in florida, colorado and nevada the percentage of the electorate that is hispanic has increased 1 percentage point or more in the last four years. by 2016 at least 2 million more latinos will be eligible to vote. the obama campaign went out of its way to reach hispanics. airing ads like these. [ speaking foreign language ] it's that sensitivity that mario said was missing from the romney campaign. >> we are trying to be taken seriously. today we showed we demand it at the ballot box. they can't ignore us. we're here. we're voting. we're paying attention. >> reporter: now that national association of latino officials tells us that every 30 seconds in this country a latino citizen turns 18 years of age. and that adds some 50,000 new potential voters in the latino community every single month. anna werner, cbs news, las vegas, nevada. >> even throw president obama won the electoral vote and the popular vote in tuesday's election, there's still one state that is up in the air. the race is too close to call in florida ri
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00am PST
in all the states except florida which is still too close to call at this point. >> still waiting on that one. mr. obama has a 50-48% lead over republican mitt romney in the popular vote. he won most of the swing states for a convincing victory in the electoral vote count. now, both candidates spoke last night. romney appeared in boston. he said the election is over but his principles endured. president obama appeared in chicago to claim victory. called for reconciliation after a divisive election. cbs reporter bigad shaban now has the very latest in chicago. >> reporter: good morning. here's where the president took the stage at about half past hid night local time in his hometown of chicago. he was greeted by cheering supporters and one of the first few things said on that stage was end to congratulate governor mitt romney and paul ryan on what he called a hard- fought campaign and said "we may battle fiercely but it's because we love this country deeply." >>> reporter: the president's family joined him on stage to celebrate four more years in the white house. [ applause ] >> yo
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Nov 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
after an event in another battleground state. >> mitt romney campaigned in florida wednesday but during his three rallies he never once mentioned president obama by name. >> i understand what it takes to get this country going again. and to bring back the kind of greatness we depend on. >> he refrained from an all out attack on the president who was visiting with disaster victims in new jersey. instead romney made his own pitch to help those affected by the storm. >> if you have the ability to help please provide some resources to people there and give calls to your loved ones and keep folks in your thoughts and prayers. it's a big part of what america is. >> the romney campaign ended up back pedalling wednesday over remarks he made about disaster relief funding. at a republican primary debate last year romney down played the federal government's role in disaster response. >> every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states that's the right direction. it can go further and send it back to the private sector that's even better.
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Nov 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
swing state. >> hello florida. >> they are hittinga as many as they can before election day. >> i need iowa! >> reporter: president barack obama took time to join president clinton in new hampshire that carries 4 of the votes needed to win. >> we have come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: both the romney and barack obama campaigns are predicting a victory on tuesday. but the polls show a very tight race with no clear favorite. >> if anyone has an edge it is the president because he needs fewer swing states to win the white house. >> i still think it is easier for the president to get the 270. not impossible for governor romney but all of the pieces have to fit together. >> there are a few undecided voters left and the can indicates know it could -- canidates know it could be down to who gets their supporters to the polls. >> let's get everyone out to vote on tuesday. >> ultimately it is up to you. >> reporter: both will continue their pace on monday. chris krosdzing the country during the final hours -- crisscrossing the country during the final hours. >> the battle over prop
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Nov 13, 2012 5:30pm PST
the pentagon is investigating e- mails general john allen traded with a florida woman. who is she? bob orr and john miller investigate. nancy cordes on the president's next cabinet. who's coming and who's going in the top jobs? the head of the specialty pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak is called before congress. jim axelrod on t investigation. and they faced down a mass murderer. elaine quijano with the officer who was shot 12 times as he and his partner stopped a bloodbath. >> i confronted evil in the parking lot and evil was not going to leave. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. general john allen, the general in charge of the war in afghanistan, is under investigation tonight in connection with the same woman who helped bring down the director of the c.i.a., retired general david petraeus. now general allen's nomination to be supreme allied commander of nato is on hold. two of the top military men of their generation have been brought low by their acquaintance with jill kelley, a tampa socialite
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00am PST
crisscrossing the country. on sunday, president obama was in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. >> yeah! >> but if you haven't, there's still time. >> reporter: today, he will hit more swing states, wisconsin, iowa and ohio before heading home to chicago for election day. >> after all we've been through together, we can't give up now. >> reporter: mitt romney's battleground bonanza sunday included iowa, ohio, virginia and pennsylvania. >> we're taking back the white house because we're going to win pennsylvania! >> reporter: today he will visit florida, ohio, virginia and new hampshire. >> if you are tired of being tired, not just tonight but all the time... >> reporter: both candidates saw huge crowds at their rallies this weekend. and both realize at this point it's all about getting as many people as possible into the election booth. >> that's what's going to decide this because frankly, there's very few if any undecided voters left. >> reporter: that's a fact even these candidates can agree with. >> we're no longer relevant now. we're props
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Nov 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
him florida and north carolina, two states where he's doing well. we'll also give him virginia, with its 13 electoral votes. we're starting here with a map of other states that he would definitely get. now you've got him at 266. now he can take any one of those remaining five battleground states to win, even four electoral votes from new hampshire. that shows you why ohio is such a big deal. if we take ohio back off the map that takes him down to 252. >> of those that you just showed putting him at 266, how many of those states is he leading in? >> well, this is -- if you really want to start in his strongest positions are really in north carolina and virginia. excuse me, north carolina and florida. that only gets him to 235 if you add in the states he's already got. so that's really where he's doing the best right now. that's why his path to 270 is so tough. >> and the path for the president? >> well, the path for the president is better. you could even see a situation with the president where if he lost virginia, let's give virginia, ohio and florida to romney. then if the pr
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am PST
is -- >> is it normal for jill kelley - in florida to have -- >> she isn't your average housewife in florida. erin moriarty will get into that later. she is a major figure around the central air force base mcdill air force base. >> and in washington as well. >> that, too. she's going fo visit petraeus in washington at the cia and petraeus is telling this to broadwell. and broadwell and he have just broken off. you can watch the wheels turning there. she's thinking did he throw me over for her and then the broadwell e-mails start. ankle kelly knows broadwell broadwell knows petraeus and then this circle starts. >> and fbi agent in tampa knows kelley. >> how does he know kelley? where did she get an fbi agent that says i can get a criminal investigation started into these harassing e-mails by the federal bureau of investigation. she meets him when she attends the tampa fbi citizens academy, eight-week program community leaders are allowed to sit through briefings to learn how the fbi works. she meets him there, chats him up afterwards. when this happens much later, she contacts
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
to his life jacket when the vessel capsized. >> incredible video out of south florida after rescuers are able to locate a man stranded at sea after his 12- foot fishing boat sank. the man's brother was also on the boat. that sank in miami. they are expected to be okay. >> the cooler came in handy. >>> in breaking news overnight, the police standoff that kept treasure island closed to the public is now reopened. the standoff is over, the suspect is dead and those off- ramps to eastbound and westbound interstate 80 to treasure island everything is back open back normal. unfortunately, they turned the metering lights on a little early. so we got some good sized backups for 6:15 this morning. so they extend beyond looks like the 880 overcrossing. let's go to our maps show you what else is going on. once again, those off-ramps to treasure island are re-opening and i just heard from our radio partners kcbs that it sounds like muni will be shuttling people who weren't able to get home from the transbay terminal. that bus may be shuttling them home now. that's back to normal. what's still an
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Nov 17, 2012 5:00am PST
kelley, the florida socialite at the center of the storm, and her twin consider both have debt and legal problems yet both managed to cultivate relationships that got them into some pretty exclusive places including the white house. cheryl atkinson is in our washington bureau with more. good morning. >> good morning, anthony. the white house says kel lee and qualm visited there three times in recent months after the fbi began investigating allegedly threatening and jealous e-mails kelly received over her friendship with general petraeus. the white house says jill kelley and her twin sister natalie kwan visited three times in the past seven weeks having meals with a male staffer and taking a tour. it also extends to the tampa mayor and friday his office released 70 pages of e-mails mentioning kelley who frequently name dropped. we just got back from spending the weekend with the petraeus '. it was dave's 59th birthday. i am in d.c. having dinner with petraeus and john allen. the access included a 2010 fundraiser for marco rubio and his office says they didn'
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Nov 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
advocates are ready to fight if this race becomes too close to call. by 5 p.m., all of florida polls will be closed with its 29 electoral votes a grand prize in the electoral count. both candidates have led in the polls at some time with the latest one showing that they are only one point apart. also at 5:00er the polls shut down in pennsylvania a state that has been leaning towards reelecting the president. >> when we do see those results, florida, ohio, pennsylvania, we'll probably tell the tale of this election. if barack obama carries those three states, the election is for all intents and purposes over. mitt romney needs one or probably two of those states in order to fill in his electoral map. >> reporter: so governor romney's added stop in pennsylvania is really a signal that his camp believes he has a shot for those 20 electoral votes. he just started airing tv ads there a week ago. shows what you a big shift that is. but president obama's campaign maintains that they will win pennsylvania. we'll see tomorrow. >> thank you. >>> she had a suspicion and she didn't act on it. an
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Nov 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
discovered a piece of world war ii history off the coast of florida. presenting androgel 1.62%. both are used to treat men with low testosterone. androgel 1.62% is from the makers of the number one prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. it raises your testosterone levels, and... is concentrated, so you could use less gel. and with androgel 1.62%, you can save on your monthly prescription. [ male announcer ] dosing and application sites between these products differ. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or, signs in a woman which may include changes in body hair or a large increase in acne, possibly due to accidental exposure. men with breast cancer or who have or might have prostate cancer, and women who are, or may become pregnant or are breast feeding should not use androgel. serious side effects include worsening of an enlarged prostate, possible increased risk of prostate cancer, lower sperm count, swelling of ankles, feet, or body, enlarged or painful breast
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Oct 31, 2012 5:30pm PDT
leads by five points in ohio, 50% to 45%. and the president is ahead by a single point in florida. 48% to 47%. mitt romney took his campaign to florida today, and he was joined by senator marco rubio. he refrained from attacking the president directly, leaving that to former governor jeb bush. something found here in breezy point in the ashes of a burned out home, brings the owner to tears. we'll have her story next. , e c, you know it can be hard to bremy copd symptomsontrol by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discuss all medicines you take, even eye drops. stop taking spiriva and seek immediate medical help if your breathing suddenly worsens, your throat or tongue swells, you get hives, vision changes or eye pain, or proble
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Nov 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
bernard says one factor is yze. 20 years ago, when hurricane andrew hit south florida, it was a category 5, with 160-mile-per- hour winds. its winds extended just 280 miles across. sandy was 820 miles wide, two and a half times the size of andrew. another factor was the storm surge and its direction. sandy's surge pushed a wall of water toward the most densely populated part of the country during a high tide with a full moon, a formula for disaster. but not even a storm like sandy n n postpone election day. today, new jersey officials said county clerk offices have been ordered to stay open all weekend to help process mail-in ballots, and in some hard-hit areas, s,litary trucks will serve as uelling places on tuesday. with five days till the election, the presidential campaign is back on. americans appear to be back in the mood to spend. and after the storm, it's dinner by candlelight, along with every other meal. when the cbs evening news continues. >> pelley: just five days now until election day. early voting continued today in all 50 states. atis was the voting in maryland. we have rep
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Nov 5, 2012 4:30am PST
hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. >> yeah! >> but if you haven't, there's still time. >> reporter: today, he will hit more swing states, wisconsin, iowa and ohio before heading home to chicago for election day. >> after all we've been through together, we can't give up now. >> reporter: mitt romney's battleground bonanza sunday included iowa, ohio, virginia and pennsylvania. >> we're taking back the white house because we're going to win pennsylvania! >> reporter: today he will visit florida, ohio, virginia and new hampshire. >> if you are tired of being tired, not just tonight but all the time... >> reporter: both candidates saw huge crowds at their rallies this weekend. and both realize at this point it's all about getting as many people as possible into the election booth. >> that's what's going to decide this because frankly, there's very few if any undecided voters left. >> reporter: that's a fact even these candidates can agree with. >> we're no longer relevant now. we're props. ultimately it's up to you. you have the power. >> reporter: a
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Nov 6, 2012 4:00am PST
there and in florida. cbs news will have the latest election results. coverage begins tonight 7:00 p.m. eastern time right here on cbs. >>> hurricane sandy is playing a role in today's election. residents in new york and new jersey waited in long lines yesterday to cast early ballots. so many people were displaced by the storm that voters in new york and new jersey can cast ballots at any polling place. now more than a week after the storm hit, millions continue to deal with harsh conditions. no power, no heat, and plunging temperatures and gas lines that stretch for miles. another strong storm is headed to the northeast, possibly flooding coastal areas already devastated by sandy. here in new york, 40,000 people lost their homes. jim axelrod reports. >> reporter: they're breaking up furniture for firewood on staten island. >> it's very cold. and they need to keep warm somehow. i'm glad that the fire department is not coming to put the fire out. >> reporter: desperate moms are standing in line in queens, hoping the donated food doesn't run out. >> it's hard, you know? because you don't want your bab
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she's the tampa, florida, woman, who is said to have received threatening e-mails from petraeus's mistress. a pentagon official says allen and kelly exchanged up to 30,000 communications between 2010 and 2012. it's unclear if they were involved in sexual matters or classified information. allen will remain the u.s. commander in afghanistan for now. but these latest developments only serve to widen the scandal that has gripped the nation's capital since friday. tara mergener is in washington with more. what's the latest there? >> reporter: good morning to you. that's right. another twist in this drama. defense secretary leon panetta ordered a pentagon investigation on monday involving one of the u.s. military's biggest names. general john allen, the man who succeeded david petraeus as head of the international forces in afghanistan, is now linked to the fbi investigation involving his predecessor. >> i want to thank you all so much for being here this morning. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta confirms depart
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm PST
exchanged with jill kelley. she's a florida socialite at the center of the sex scandal that cost cia chief david petraeus his job. kelley would e-mail general john allan something like saw you on television and you were terrific and allan would respond with "thanks, sweetheart:" but another senior defense official said some of the e-mails appeared to be more than just friendly exchanges or terms of endearment. allan was in line to become the military head of nato and that is now on hold. so who exactly is jill kelley? she is a 37-year-old married mother of three. she's done a lot of volunteer work with the military in florida but cbs reporter john miller tells us she was caught claiming to be someone she wasn't. >> dr. scott kelley a prominent tampa surgeon and his wife jill, a socialite, are on all the right vip lists at the air force base, but according to current and former military officials, jill was a force to be reckoned with. kelley participated in events to welcome officer from foreign countries and was even given a certificate naming her honorary ambassador. a state department sp
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Nov 10, 2012 5:00am PST
power company truck from new jersey in the area. he's seen them from florida he's seen them from michigan and one more -- joe if you can hear me -- somewhere else. >> you just got power back yesterday. >> thursday 11 days. it was 45 degrees in my house when i went back in. you mentioned power companies. it was four trucks from hydro quebec who came on the my street. >> it's an international thing now. >> thank you, canada. >> yeah, thank you canada indeed. lots of people in westchester who are still without power. >> this i know, look i wish it could be different. the thing i'll tell you mother nature will help you out a bit that you'll be almost 70 degrees on monday. >> which is whacky. >> but you need it. look we need to get this clean up finished not started. we need it finished. >> volunteer day here in new york. >> a lot of people helping out. >> it's important. they have to. they have a big job in front of them. >> we'll be right back. >>> if you didn't watch all the election coverage on tuesday night this gives you and idea of how it went and it's very cool
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Nov 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
bowl. nascar in florida. 2 cars, brad was the leader in points coming into today. the 48 of jimmie johnson was the only guy to catch him. 40 laps left. skwrop son had to pit because a -- johnson had to pit because a gear went. they hand the championship to brad. jeff gordon won the race. but, it was good enough to win the title for the first time in his career. johnson was prevented from winning what would have been his 6th title. >>> frank senatra, michael jackson, and steve mcqueen, three legends, what do they all have in common? >> they are hot. >> thank you. >> you stole the last one. >> i am thinking "game day." the man who will bring the pieces together on "game day". >> what do you think about tomorrow? with the 9ers match up? what do you think? >> i am going to go with the 49ers, home field match up, good for them. cutler will not get it. yes. >> keeping the rain at bay. >> yes. >> yes. we got lucky on the rain. >> yes. no wind. >> that is right. >> thank you. we will see you in half an hour, good night ,,,, for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an
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Nov 18, 2012 6:30pm PST
florida, the 2 car was the leader in the race the number 48, johnson, was the only guy who could catch him. but jj had to pit, the gear was burning, could not fix it. and they hand the championship over. jeff gordon won the race. that was good enough to win the sprint cup title for the first time in his career. johnson was prevented from winning what would have been his 6th title. >> 4th quarter, down by 10. lee, now, give me the screen. they were within 7 points with 6 minutes left. he shot 52%. they made 13 three balls tonight. he had 25. and russell westbrook had 30 to go with 6 assists. this one, for the alley-oop. he had 16. the warriors lose 119 to 109. they drop to 5-5 on the year. game day tonight. what do michael jackson, frank sinatra and steve mcqueen have in common? only one man can tell the story tonight on "game day". >> we can not google that and find the answer? >> we have to tune in. >> you try googling it you will not find it. [ laughter ] >> thank you. >>> all right, a lot of people in the bay area, who have retrofitted their homes against earthquakes, may be living with
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Nov 23, 2012 11:00pm PST
was killed this year. but there was some serious violence. in tallahassee, florida, two people were wounded in a shooting outside a walmart. mese say it was a disagreement over a parking space. in the bay area, no major problems as shoppers flooded businesses such as best buy and target. with more stores opening in the pre-dawn hours the rush was largely over by lunchtime. why all the effort on a holiday morning? >> we've investigated on if we could probably get the same price all year, and usually black friday is it. >> won't be clear for a few days how many shoppers hit the growing number of stores that actually hoped on thanksgiving day itself. as for those alleged bargains out there today, i guess you don't have to worry if you slept in and missed it. the wall street journal looked at six years of retail data and found for many gift items, prices will actually drop closer to christmas. other hot products such as flat screen televisions usually hit their lowest price points before the holiday season even happens, not to say there weren't a few door buster deals out there, but realistical
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Nov 24, 2012 7:00am PST
this in tallahasse florida. this these people were arguing over parking and there was a shooting. several wal-mart protesters were arrested for protesting. no one was killed this year but there was violence. two people were wounded after a shooting outside a wal-mart store. it was a above a parking space. >>> and we have a little more about small business saturday. did you know that. it is between black friday and cyber monday. where everyone is encouraged to shop at mom and pop stores. and we have more on that from reporter -- who checked out some of the stores in berkley and talked to the owner how they will talk to folks and get them in the stores. >> reporter: the stores here are not here to compete with big box stores. small business saturday is about supporting the local independent stores and they in turn support the local economy and community. >> if you love the small stores and book stores and hardware stores, any kind of small store, you have to spend your dollars there or we will go away. >> reporter: experience express will give their current holders $25 for shopping at small bus
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Nov 25, 2012 11:00pm PST
a mat dash somewhere this weekend like driving to holiday dinners and shop but in florida people headed for a discount bakery in orlando. inside twinkies all things hostess at reduced prices. don't look for it on ebay. most of them say they were buying it for themselves. >>> well, the movies as big of a draw as the bargains. how much the box office brought in, next milestone in london. music ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, blockbuster movies combinedo produce record box office numbers this thanksgiving weekend. "twilight, breaking dawn 2"... "skyfal. and "lincoln" were the one-two-three punch that ead a total of about 290-million >>> three blockbuster movies koeupl pwaoeupbed -- movies combined made blockbuster money. "breaking dawn" earned $64 million. followed by "skyfall" with $51 million and "lincoln" $41. million. >>> they have been called the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world. [music] >> and tonight "the rolling stones" kicked off their 50th anniversary tour in london. the concert is the first of five shows for the veteran rockies who's average age is 68. you don't see them in this cli
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